Ode to my Poetry Assignment: An Ars Poetica

October 3, 2008
The blank word document
stares back at me,
the white screen glares,
and my mind goes empty.
What is there to fear in a poem?
It can’t bite …
It haunts my brain as

I wander through

The internet.

Turn on the mp3 player.

Music echoes

through my ears.

A sliver of nothing.

Where art thou,


Class ends in 10 minutes,
time to panic.
Everything spills out,
The page fills up
To describe
the symptoms


Writers block.

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TheseEyesThatSeeTheWorld This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Exactly what I feel like when I get writer's block!
Your style is something to be envious of.
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